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« on: August 08, 2014 08:50:53 PM »

I love quilting from stash! After hearing about this challenge and a new charity request my quilt guild received, I was trying to think up what to do. I'd had a discussion with some friends about "low volume"* quilting and what it means to different people and how it's different from pastels. With those thoughts rolling around in my head, I approached a bag of pastel fabrics a friend gave me several months ago when she was cleaning out her craft room. I cut some strips of some of my favorite low volume fabrics, and got to work making wonky crosses.



After making the blocks using a simple slash and insert method, I stitched them together and bordered it out with my current favorite Kona Solid--Shadow. It's a newer one and I love it so much more than Kona Ash, which can just lean so yellow/brown. Before this one I feel like there wasn't a good Kona in light gray. I'm basically in love Cheesy



Some simple diagonal straight line quilting and a binding in a cute blue and yellow plaid finished off my little gender neutral quilt! I couldn't get a good pic of the back, but it is just
 a solid backing in a yellow similar to the print I used on the front.



*Everyone does have their own definition of what low volume means to them, but I was talking to a friend the other day and I thought she put it really well. She considers low volume to be a pale (white, cream, light gray) background with a print that covers 20% or less of the area.  In general I use a lot of word prints, white on white, etc. A couple low volume but color containing, low volume prints I really like and use are these:

Riley Blake Red Riding Hood Mushrooms

Lotta Jansdottor Tipu Birds in Schooner



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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014 06:32:42 AM »

The muted shades make this quilt so understated and pretty. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014 08:25:35 AM »

Gorgeous! The colors are so soft and pretty. It looks comforting.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014 12:34:44 PM »

That is so wonderful! You are the quilting queen.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014 07:48:39 PM »

I love it!!
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014 09:20:36 AM »

So very pretty! I must learn to quilt!
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014 01:25:51 PM »

Beautiful Mare!

A great stash buster with an amazing quilt at the end.

I vote for you!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014 02:47:31 PM »

Thanks everyone!

Thanks Wendie Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014 05:59:40 PM »

This is neat, Mare. I really like the strips of type fabric in there!
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I love the colors!  and the fabric in the crosses!  It came out great! 
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